Leukemia / Lymphoma

Leukemia / Lymphoma Leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood or bone marrow characterized by an abnormal increase of immature white blood cells called "blasts". Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphocytes, a type of cell that forms part of the immune system. Typically, lymphomas present as a solid tumor of lymphoid cells.

Ohio Hospital Fights To Treat 10-Year-Old With Cancer After Amish Parents Refuse Chemo

By | Sun, 08/25/2013 - 19:27

A 10-year-old Amish girl suffers from a very treatable form of lymphoma, but without treatment, she will likely die within a year, hospital officials say.

Sergio Branco, Leukemia Patient, Almost Died Over 26 Cents

By | Tue, 08/13/2013 - 17:51

Sergio Branco's premium check was 26 cents short. As a result, his healthcare plan was terminated only months before a life-saving $500,000 bone marrow transplant.

George Duke, Jazz Legend, Dies At 67; Celebrities Show Outpour Of Love On Twitter

By | Tue, 08/06/2013 - 13:57

Jazz and R&B pioneer George Duke passed away on Monday at St. John's Hospital in Los Angeles.

UK Girl, Lauryn Robinson, Is First Child To Suffer From Two Types Of Leukemia; Rare Condition Has Only Been Reported 200 Times In Medical History

By | Mon, 07/29/2013 - 15:34

A seven-year-old from the UK is considered the first child to be diagnosed with "dual-hit leukemia," or two types of leukemia, a condition that affects one out of every two billion people.

High Cancer Rates In Areas Near Refineries And Industrial Plants: Why Is Benzene Getting Into The Environment?

By | Mon, 07/29/2013 - 11:30

A new study shows that an individual's proximity to refineries and industrial plants affects his or her risk of cancer, including leukemia.

Brazilian Blowout Hair Straightening Product Contains Dangerous Levels Of Cancer-Causing Formaldehyde

By | Sat, 07/27/2013 - 17:34

Blowout Acai Professional Smoothing Hair Solution might give you more than you bargained for. The popular hair straightening system has been linked with certain types of cancers.

George Bush Sr. Shaves Head To Support Secret Service Agent’s Son Battling Leukemia, 60 Years After Own Daughter’s Death [PHOTOS]

By | Thu, 07/25/2013 - 09:31

Former president George Bush Sr. and his entire US Secret Service Protective Detail shaved their heads in solidarity with two-year-old Patrick, who is battling leukemia.

Nemo, Pet Pig, Makes History As First-Ever Porcine Cancer Patient

By | Wed, 07/24/2013 - 20:00

The 4-year-old Hampshire pig paves way for more inclusive animal cancer treatment, researchers say.

Robin Roberts Honored At ESPY Awards After Surviving Battles With Breast Cancer And Myelodysplastic Syndrome [VIDEOS]

By | Thu, 07/18/2013 - 19:34

'Good Morning America' anchor Robin Roberts was honored for her courageous and inspirational survivals of both breast cancer and the rare bone marrow disorder MDS.

12-Year Old Boy, Eric Blue, Dies After Receiving HIV "Cure": Have The Benefits of Bone Marrow Transplant Been Exaggerated?

By | Thu, 07/18/2013 - 19:14

Special bone marrow transplants have "cured" three people of HIV and cancer, but is the celebrated remedy safe?

Celgene Stops Leukemia Clinical Trial After Deaths From Drug Lenalidomide

By | Thu, 07/18/2013 - 15:47

Celgene halts its clinical trial for the drug lenalidomide after treated patients showed close to double mortality rate than patients taking the standard clinical treatment.

Talia Joy Castellano, Former CoverGirl, Dies At 13 After Cancer Battle; YouTube Star Refused Surgery To Enjoy Her Last Days

By | Tue, 07/16/2013 - 16:00

After being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2007, Talia Joy Castellano passed away on Tuesday at the age of 13.

Lynsie Conradi's Leukemia Clears Up After Experimental Cancer Treatment: T-Cell Therapy May Be Pinnacle Of Cancer Research

By | Thu, 07/11/2013 - 13:24

One of the first patients enrolled in a treatment program for people with a rare form of cancer, Lynsie Conradi is now free of leukemia.

Cord Blood: How Your Newborn Baby Can Derive The Benefits Of Stem Cells

By | Tue, 07/09/2013 - 14:35

Cord blood, taken from your newborn baby's umbilical cord, contains a small number of the adult stem cells that mature into healthy blood cells, which can be used to treat disease.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Drug, Obinutuzumab, From Genentech Now Under FDA Priority Review

By | Wed, 07/03/2013 - 12:42

The leukemia drug, obinutuzumab, causes the killing of lymphoma cells in two ways, and is now on a fast track toward FDA approval.